Their strategies—and Mr. Trump's pivot away from the multilateral pacts that have shaped U.S. engagement for decades—weigh on the future of trade in the world's fastest-growing region. Asia has prospered from free markets—and racked up big trade ...and more »
DA NANG, Vietnam—President Donald Trump in a speech here Friday delivered his vision for a redefined American economic engagement with Asia built on bilateral trade deals—then ceded the stage to his Chinese counterpart, who tried to pick up the mantle of regionwide leadership.
The remarks by the U.S. leader and China’s Xi Jinping at a Pacific Rim summit laid out the battle positions in a rivalry between the two largest economies. Their strategies—and Mr. Trump’s pivot away from the multilateral pacts that have shaped U.S....
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